liberation movements

defense gesture

The editor of the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, in a mandatory appearance before a parliamentary committee on 3 Dec. 2013, where he was going to be grilled for his role in the publishing of the Snowden leaks. He walks in, knowing that he faces  severe criticism and possibly even a jail sentence. He finds his seat […]

Can you hide from Big Data?

Someone tried.  Janet Vertesi, assistant professor of sociology at Princeton University, had an idea: would it be possible to hide her pregnancy from big data? Thinking about technology—the way we use it and the way it uses us—is her professional life’s work. Pregnant women, she knew, are a marketing gold mine; a pregnant woman’s marketing […]

let's Cryptoparty again

  Mittwoch, 30. April 2014 ab 18.00 Uhr bis ca. 21.00 Uhr Workshops und freies Rumhängen Cryptopartys sind eine globale DIY-Initiative zur Emanzipation aus der technologischen Unmündigkeit. Wir meinen, das Thema der digitalen Rundum-Überwachung sollte gerade auch an der Kunsthochschule für Medien kritisch beleuchtet werden. Deshalb freuen wir uns besonders, bereits die zweite Cryptoparty zu […]

Conspiracy Theories!

Just to remind you, next Wednesday we’re going to do the Liberation Movements seminar as usual from 10. If you’d like to present something to the group, please bring it. (I think everyone should at least present once). Then in the evening we’re going to have our second Cryptoparty. Just turn up, bring someone in […]